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The Nasty Girl (Das Schreckliche Madchen) (West Germany, 1989)

Directed by Michael Verhoeven. Cast: Lena Stolze, Hans-Reinhard Muller, Monika Baumgartner, Michael Gahr, Fred Stillkrauth, Elisabeth Bertram, Robert Giggenbach. Sonja undertakes a school project to investigate her town's past entitled "My home town during the Third Reich." She begins to search for facts, but those people who have personal experiences of that time are unwilling to provide her with information. The local archives produce contradictory evidence and she is denied access to local newspaper files. She quickly becomes the object of scorn and threats from the townspeople who have a surprising lot to conceal. Based on the true story of Anja Rosmus who still lives in her home town in Germany where the story is based. 94 in. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database Awards British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards - Best Foreign-language Film National Society of Film Critics: Best Foreign Language FilmReviews and articles:
Donahue, William Collins. "Pretty boys and nasty girls: The Holocaust figured in two German films of the 1990s." New England Review (21:4) [Fall 2000] , p.108-124. Full-text of this article / review is available: UC users only
Grundmann, Roy. "The Nasty Girl." Cineaste, 1991, Vol. 18 Issue 2, p49, 3p Full-text of this article / review is available: UC users only
Insdorf, Annette. "The Ironic Touch." In: Indelible Shadows: Film and the Holocaust/ Annette Insdorf. 3rd ed. Cambridge ; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003. pp: 276-278. (Full-text available online [UC Berkeley users only]; Print: Main Stack; PFA PN1995.9.H53.I57 2003)
Kang, Min Soo. "The Nasty Girl." American Historical Review, Oct91, Vol. 96 Issue 4, p1132, 3p Full-text of this article / review is available: UC users only
Paehler, Katrin. "Breaking the Post-War Goose-Step: Three Films by Michael Verhoeven." Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies, Summer2010, Vol. 28 Issue 4, p41-56, 16p Full-text of this article / review is available: UC users only

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